A certificate-key pair is required for HTTPS
access to the NetScaler configuration utility. On a NetScaler ADC, a
certificate-key pair is automatically bound to the internal services. On an MPX
or SDX appliance, the default key size is 1024 bytes, and on a VPX instance,
the default key size is 512 bytes. However, most browsers today do not accept a
key that is less than 1024 bytes. As a result, HTTPS access to the VPX
configuration utility is blocked.
Additionally, if a license is not present on an MPX appliance when
it starts, and you add a license later and restart the appliance, you might
lose the certificate binding.
Citrix recommends that you install a certificate-key pair of at
least 1024 bytes on a NetScaler ADC for HTTPS access to the configuration
utility, and that you install an appropriate license before starting the ADC.
The graphical user
interface includes a configuration utility and a statistical utility, called
Dashboard, either of which you access through a workstation connected to an
Ethernet port on the appliance. If your computer does not have a supported Java
plug-in installed, the utility prompts you to download and install the plug-in
the first time you log on. If automatic installation fails, you can install the
plug-in separately before you attempt to log on to the configuration utility or
requirements for the workstation running the GUI are as follows:
- For Windows-based
workstations, a Pentium 166 MHz or faster processor with at least 48 MB of RAM
is recommended for applets running in a browser using a Java plug-in product.
You should have 40 MB free disk space before installing the plug-in.
- For Linux-based workstations,
a Pentium platform running Linux kernel v2.2.12 or above, and glibc version
2.12-11 or later. A minimum of 32 MB RAM is required, and 48 MB RAM is
recommended. The workstation should support 16-bit color mode, KDE and KWM
window managers used in conjunction, with displays set to local hosts.
- For Solaris-based
workstations, a Sun running either Solaris 2.6, Solaris 7, or Solaris 8, and
the Java 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition, version 1.6 or later.
must have a supported web browser and version 1.6 or above of the Java applet
plug-in installed to access the configuration utility and Dashboard.
browsers are supported.
||8, 9, and 10
||3.6.25 and above
|Windows 64 bit
||8 and 9
||12 and above